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Central Banks Are Destroying What Was Left of Free Markets

InflationThe FedMonetary Policy

Blog05/23/2020

The Fed and other central banks are entering into a huge money-printing experiment in hopes of keeping the government-spending machine going at full speed forever. The unintended consequences will be highly destructive.

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The Current Crisis Has Its Roots in the Central Bank

The FedMoney and Banks

Blog04/27/2020

By protecting banks from the costs of poor investment decisions, central banks encourage further risk taking and malinvestment. They also prevent liquidation, which brings failed businesses' assets to the market at bargain prices, allowing new businesses to emerge from the detritus.

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The Fed Has Gone Nuts. And It Can Get Worse.

The FedTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

Blog04/27/2020

The new Fed policy proposals being floated carry significant political risk, because they enjoy support not just from the redistributionist left, but also “business conservatives” happy to raid our future to make their pain stop.

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The Destructive Effects of the Coronavirus Relief Package

The FedTaxes and Spending

Blog04/23/2020

Central banks are at the heart of government mega–bailout packages. Their ongoing expansion of the money supply won't end well.

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Why Markets Are Rallying as Millions Become Unemployed

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial Markets

Blog04/21/2020

Wouldn’t you feel great knowing that your stock picking is fully insured by the Fed? Billionaires and wealthy hedge fund managers know the feeling.

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Preface to Anatomy of the Crash

The FedBusiness Cycles

Blog04/18/2020

One of the important aims of the Anatomy of the Crash is to highlight the truly global nature of the monetary policy failings since 2008—not simply critiquing the actions of the Federal Reserve, but their colleagues at the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan, and elsewhere.

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Why the World Has a Dollar Shortage, Despite Massive Fed Action

The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog03/31/2020

Can the US dollar lose its global reserve position? Sure it can, but not to a country that decides to commit the same monetary follies as the Fed. Most countries are trying to out-inflate the Fed. And that's good for the Fed.

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The Fed’s Massive Injection of "Liquidity" Also Benefits Uncle Sam

The FedFinancial MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog03/16/2020

By announcing that it is willing to throw up to $1.5 trillion in electronically created money in order to give three-month loans to those institutions that bought Treasury debt earlier, the Fed is bailing out not only the holders of Treasury debt, but also the Treasury itself.

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The Fed Panicked, and Its Rate Cut Is Making the Economy Worse

The FedGlobal Economy

Blog03/09/2020

The Federal Reserve's monumental mistake of cutting rates this past week can only be understood in the context of the rising God complex of central planners: an overwhelming combination of ignorance and arrogance.

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The Fed Slashes Rates as Powell Declares Economy "Strong"

The FedFinancial MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog03/03/2020

Today's rate cut of 50 basis points is the largest rate cut since December 2008, in the midst of the aftermath of the financial crisis. But Chairman Powell insists the US economy is "strong."

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